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Fan turning on quick... 13' Ultimate.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jinxednuance, May 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    Hello,

    I am not sur if this is normal. But whenever I stream the fan starts working and when I check the CPU consumption I realize it is above 50%.

    It does the same thing with Skype.

    Should I be worried the fan is turned on a lot now? Is there anything I can do to keep the computer running smoother?

    Thanks and appreciate it.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    alust2013

    #2
    That's normal, as flash video (streaming) and skype both use a considerable amount of CPU, so it will heat up a bit and cause the fans to come on.
     
  3. macrumors demi-god

    entatlrg

    #3
    Install Coolbook.

    There's a lot of info on this forum regarding Coolbook.

    Solved the fan problem for me instantly.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    #4
    Currently I only have 4 tabs of Chrome, none of which is video and the fan is on and the temp is 42. Is that normal?!

    One of the things that I loved about the Macbook is that you rarely hear the fan go on, and with this one, it is on almost anytime I use it...
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    #5
    Use Activity Monitor to see what is using up the CPU. That's what is causing the fan to run all the time. Skype is a know CPU hog but you could have some background process doing it.
     
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  7. macrumors regular

    #7
    I'm an idiot, I can't believe I didn't think of checking Activity Log.

    Apparently something called "Adobe-something-synchronizer" has been eating up all the CPU.

    I do have a few basic adobe programs (like reader etc..) but I have no idea what that is!
     
  8. macrumors 65816

    #8
    Refer to the thread that I linked below to stop Adobe Resource Synchronizer from using up all of your battery.

    Hope this helps!

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1067212
     
  9. macrumors regular

    #9
  10. macrumors 65816

    #10
    Anytime. :)
     
  11. macrumors member

    #11
    oh i didnt know that ha
     

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